Thursday, December 12, 2013
For several years Tom Tancredo was a regular subject of stories on the ImmigrationProf blog, including for his tough-as-nails approach to immigration enforcement. Tancredo represented the state's sixth congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009, as a Republican. He ran for President of the United States during the 2008 election, and was the Constitution Party's unsuccessful nominee for Governor of Colorado in 2010.
Tom Tancredo is back in the news. He has declared that he will run for governor in 2014 because of his opposition to current Colorado governor John Hickenlooper's refusal to execute a convicted murder as well as Hickenlooper's attempts to pass firearm legislation. Tancredo's campaign website does not include his current positions on immigration. Among Tancredo's supporters are rocker Ted ("Strangehold") Nugent and "America's Toughest Sheriff" Joe Arpaio.
The race for Governor of Colorado just might be fun to watch!